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Disney, Knott’s Owners Post Quarterly Results

The Walt Disney Co. and Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.—owners respectively of Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm—posted strong quarterly numbers in reports released after markets closed Tuesday.

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Business Journal Honors 5 Family-Owned Businesses

About 275 people turned out for today’s luncheon at the Hotel Irvine to celebrate five honorees of the Business Journal’s 16th annual Family Owned Business Awards.

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International Traffic Helps Lift JWA

John Wayne Airport had an 8% year-over-year hike in international travelers in June, its first monthly increase of the year.

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Laguna Niguel Auction House Gets HOF Nod

Laguna Niguel-based SCP Auctions has been named the official auction and appraisal partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Local Hospitals Make List

UC Irvine Medical Center and several other Orange County hospitals made the list of the “best hospitals” in California compiled by U.S. News & World Report.

CrowdStrike Seeks Scale In Wake of $100M Round

TECHNOLOGY: Google latest backer for security software maker

Irvine-based security software maker CrowdStrike Inc. aims to embark on an international expansion plan after securing one of the biggest venture capital rounds in Orange County history last week.

OC Hotel Market Stays Hot With $126.2M Deal

REAL ESTATE: Local sales add up to $730M so far this year

The 485-room Irvine Marriott Hotel at the Irvine Towers office complex near John Wayne Airport has been sold to a Los Angeles-based institutional investor.

Blizzard Game to Toy Hall of Fame

The National Toy Hall of Fame has turned its attention to video games, including the title that made Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment Inc. famous. Seeks Chinese Buyers, Sellers With Deal

Partner to Link Native Speakers, Sale Prospects LLC in Irvine, an online real estate marketplace that matches buyers and sellers of commercial and residential properties, signed a co-marketing deal with AREAA Global “to expand real estate ownership opportunities for Chinese investors.”

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UCI on Money Magazine List

University of California-Irvine is No. 13 on Money Magazine’s 2015-2016 list of the 736 “best colleges” in the U.S.

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Destination Irvine in 2016 Rose Parade

Destination Irvine said it would have a float in the Rose Parade on Jan. 1, 2016.

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How Chain Serves Up Talent to Southern California Restaurant Sector

Taco Bell Corp. builds more than just burritos.

Game Developer ‘Geeked’ Over Deal to Supply Oculus

MEDIA: Ready at Dawn takes aim at virtual reality, proprietary IP

Irvine-based game developer Ready at Dawn could get a jump-start on its push to launch its own titles and control content, thanks to its recently struck agreement to develop video games for the highly anticipated virtual reality headset from Oculus VR Inc.

Change at Top For Hyundai Ad Shop

The advertising arm of Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc. has a new boss to go with a $300 million initial public offering by its parent, Innocean Worldwide Inc.

Trend Builds as Great Park Project Eyes Own Food Hall

REAL ESTATE: Old warehouse would hold one of a few planned

Add Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine to the growing list of areas across Orange County looking to add a hip food hall to their developments instead of a more traditional retail center.